Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Cub flyer » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:15 am

Good luck with it. Its an epic flight but no shame in trailer trip if it makes the most sense.
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Type47 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:29 am

Anyone who puts in this much time, effort, research and thought has what it takes to make this flight.
You can do it.
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Wm.Ince » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:36 pm

Consider it an adventure.
Keep it safe.
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Hambone » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:37 pm

Thanks to all for the confidence. An amazing adventure so far. Almost halfway home!

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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:57 pm

What a cute airplane, Ham. Glad you're having fun. Exactly where are you now? How many flight hours so far?
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Cub flyer » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:29 pm

Great, Keep on going. Good luck!!
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Wm.Ince » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:10 pm

Outstanding, Hammer!
Keep us all posted on where you are and your next stop.
Good luck and have fun. You're almost there.
Nice looking little airplane! :D
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Hambone » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:44 am

Currently in Henderson, TX after setting off from Macon, GA. 11 hours flying time so far. Looks like I’ll be sitting out today as a line of storms passes through. Strong headwinds means I can only do 100-120 nm legs. Staying at 500-1000’ AGL keeps the headwinds down. Been amazingly smooth so far, but I think that’s going to change from West Texas to Arizona.

Spent Thanksgiving night sleeping on an FBO couch after eating instant grits and pork scratchings from a vending machine. Now THAT’S aviation!

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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Cub flyer » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:54 am

Planning on loosely following interstate 20 then 10 towards Tuscon? Looks like enough holes to get around the airspace and restricted areas with no transponder. Any trouble following that close to the US border? West of Pecos and East of ElPaso will be a little lonely. Really neat trip to fly. How have the temperatures been?
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:13 am

Glad it’s working out for you so far - certainly an adventure you’ll never forget. Sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet.

Hambone wrote:Spent Thanksgiving night sleeping on an FBO couch after eating instant grits and pork scratchings from a vending machine. Now THAT’S aviation!


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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby drseti » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:24 am

FastEddieB wrote:#1 hazard to pilots? Malnutrition!


In my Air Force days, we used to call a coke and a candy bar "breakfast". But that was 50 years (and 50 pounds) ago. So, nobody starves to death on that diet.
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Hambone » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:12 pm

From my Air Force days!
Fighter pilot breakfast: Burrito (the frozen microwave kind) and coffee
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Hambone » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:17 pm

Cub flyer wrote:Planning on loosely following interstate 20 then 10 towards Tuscon? Looks like enough holes to get around the airspace and restricted areas with no transponder. Any trouble following that close to the US border? West of Pecos and East of ElPaso will be a little lonely. Really neat trip to fly. How have the temperatures been?

Temperatures have been OK so far. I’m wearing 2-6 layers, depending on the temp. Been very comfortable so far.

Sitting here in a thunderstorm in Henderson, TX, I’m realizing that the easy part is behind me! I plan on taking your I-20 then I-10 advice, and limiting the legs to 80-100 nm. The turbulence and surface/winds aloft from West Texas onwards are pretty vicious right now. I’m hoping they drop by tomorrow.

Super friendly little FBO here. As I travel, I’m finding extreme hospitality among the aviation community, apart from some of the youngsters working the ramps at the FBOs.

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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby Scooper » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:02 pm

Hambone, one thing is for sure: this is one memorable adventure. I hope you're taking some photos for posterity along the way.

Congratulations!
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Re: Corben Baby Ace D as LSA

Postby 3Dreaming » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:38 pm

Hey I don't remember if this was mentioned or not, but when you are checking your oil, especially after you have had a little longer layover like this one, wipe the dipstick and recheck the quantity. For what ever reason the oil likes to climb the dipstick showing a higher than actual oil level.


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